Who has the largest selection of Indy-style Jackets?

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The Indy-style  jacket is known far & wide and is also an integral & significant part of a certain fedora-wearing, bullwhip-toting, tomb-raiding professor of archaeology. Whether dashing through the jungle or racing across the desert, the jacket protected this silver-screen icon from all the elements. US Wings offers the largest selection of these popular jackets in a variety of different leathers, including our Legend version (which is based on the specs of an original movie jacket) and an authentic kid-sized version. Regardless of which version you choose, our Indy-style jackets are not mere “fashion” jackets but are tough & rugged enough to stand-up to your real-life adventurers!

The Indy-style jacket was an integral and significant part of the makeup of the INDIANA JONES character.  Neil Cooper originally conceived the first pattern for the INDIANA JONES movies by combining features of the Air Force A2 and the Navy G1.  Eliminating the cuffs and waist band from the A2 and then adding the Bi-Swing back, small side gaps & side adjustment straps with rectangular sliders, the RAIDERS jacket was born. There have been multiple jacket manufacturers who have contributed to the four INDIANA JONES movies but it has been verified that the pedigree originated with Neil Cooper and He in fact supplied 8 jackets for the TEMPLE OF DOOM.  There are subtle changes to each jacket as the series evolved and the US WINGS 30th Anniversary LEGEND jacket is based upon the specs of one of the original movie jackets from three decades ago.  Whether produced in Featherweight Antique Lambskin, Texas SteerhIde  or Kangaroo, these aren’t mere “Fashion” jackets and are tough and rugged enough to stand-up to your real-life adventures.

US Wings has introduced a new Kangaroo Leather Indy style jacket that Indiana Jones aficionados have proclaimed the Indy jacket: “THE Indy jacket came last week! The jacket is from the US Wings Legend line inspired by the jacket Harrison Ford wore in the first Indy movie RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. The jacket is manufactured here in the US and is now available in Kangaroo leather and if Indiana Jones had been a real person, and he’d had access to THIS leather…THIS is the jacket he’d have gotten.  This is the jacket Indiana Jones would want to wear. It is nothing short of amazing!  The color is perfect, the leather is just as dense and tough as iron, everything about it screams Indy!  The thickness on the leather is astounding, I can’t believe how strong it feels as compared to its thinness!  And I can tell that it is going to relax and drape just beautifully!!! After one week this jacket has already started to soften up.  I am continually amazed.  It is forming to my body far faster than I thought.  Here are some pictures  below that show the jacket brand new, out of the box, and one week later.  It is simply amazing.

Where can you find American-Made Bison Leather jackets?

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US Wings  American-made Bison Leather Jackets are made from premium Wisconsin farm-raised bison and the uniqueness of the bison leather is what sets these jackets apart from other leather jackets. Bison leather is as rugged and durable as cowhide but has the suppleness of lambskin. The dark brown finish, appropriate for both casual and more dressier wear, features beautiful pebble-type graining. They’re the perfect amalgam of classic “bomber jacket” styling, uniqueness of material, comfort, durability and outstanding American craftsmanship. So if you’ve always wanted an American-made Bison leather jacket that’s constructed from a truly distinctive leather, our American-made Bison Leather Jackets are it! They’re built like a tank and made to last a lifetime!

Bison Leather Jackets are set apart from all leather jackets.  The leather is slightly heavier than cowhide but has the softness & suppleness of lambskin.  The hand-aging process in Bison Leather Jackets really brings out the varied grain & subtle color variations. Bison Leather Jackets have a rugged and authentic antique appearance.  After a bit of daily wear, Bison Leather Jackets will soon resemble a 50 year old garment. Its outstanding combination of comfort, durability, uniqueness and American craftsmanship are available from US Wings in both an A-2 and Indy style jacket.

A-2 Bison Leather Jackets feature snap-down front pockets with side hand warmers, one piece back, snap-down collar, and interior pocket, satin nylon lining, antiqued brass zipper, knit cuffs and waistband. Made from Wisconsin farm raised bison leather, it is built like a Battleship, made to last a lifetime.

American Bison Leather Jacket Modern A-2 features:

  • Wisconsin farm raised bison leather
  • Pebble-type graining
  • Two front snap-flap cargo pockets with side-entry hand-warmers
  • One piece back
  • Snap-down collar
  • Interior pocket
  • Brown satin nylon lining
  • Antique brass zipper
  • Knit cuffs & waistband
  • Color: Dark brown
  • Fit: Normal

The Indy Legend Bison Leather Jacket is patterned from the exact pattern used by Neil Cooper, who made the first Indy-style jacket for the first Indiana Jones movie.  This jacket is recreated in American bison leather.  Featuring two front cargo pockets with original-style pocket flaps and side -entry hand warmer pockets, it has a pleated action back with correctly-sized side gaps and small yoke on the back panel.  It has original-length side adjustment straps with rectangular sliders,  an interior pocket with satin lining, and brass zipper.

American Bison Legend Jacket features:

  • 100% Bison leather
  • Two front cargo pockets with original-style pocket flaps
  • Side-entry hand warmer pockets
  • Pleated action back for freedom of movement with correctly-sized small side gaps
  • Side adjustment straps with brass buckles
  • An interior pocket
  • Brown satin nylon lining
  • Brass zipper
  • Color: Brown
  • Fit: Trim (Shorter overall length and a trimmer, more tailored fit in the body & sleeves)

Naval Aviators are often considered to be the finest of military flyers. Their G-1 flight jackets have always identified them as members of an elite group. Now you have the opportunity to own one of these authentic G-1s through US Wings! We believe our US Wings-labeled Signature Series™ G-1s are the finest G-1s available… and we think you’ll agree! US Wings, Inc. is an authorized US Military vendor.

The Antique American Bison G-1 Jacket features:

  • 100% Antique Bison leather
  • Two front button-flapped cargo pockets with hidden pen/pencil slot under the left pocket flap
  • Mouton fur collar
  • Pleated action back for freedom of movement
  • Snap-closed interior map pocket
  • Inside wind flap with “USN” perforation
  • Nylon brown lining
  • Heavy duty brass zipper
  • Knit cuffs & waistband
  • Color: Antique Brown
  • Fit: Military (We recommend to order a size larger if you have broad shoulders or on the higher end of a size)

The US Wings Signature Series Goatskin A-2 2000 is back

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After a 5-year hiatus, our US Wings Signature Series A-2 2000 is once again being made in the USA! The Goatskin A-2 2000 is our most popular jacket (not just our most popular A-2, but our most popular jacket overall).

It’s made from the finest mil-spec goatskin available and features two front cargo pockets with side-entry handwarmers, an interior pocket, a snap-down collar, and underarm gussets for freedom of movement (and the extra room under the arms makes this jacket CCW compatible). Pick up one of these jackets and you’ll understand the pride of wearing a handcrafted garment made in America, and its timeless good looks will ensure that it never goes out of style!

The A2 Leather Flight Jacket, sometimes referred to as the A2 Bomber Jacket was adopted by the Army Air Corps as standard issue in 1931.  The A2 Leather Flight jacket was made famous by the U.S. Army Air Corp airmen of World War II.   The first A2’s were made of Horsehide, then Cowhide and then switched to Goatskin in 1943.  Fliers and crewmen adorned their jackets with squadron patches and often hand painted nose art replicating their aircraft. All  A2 Leather Flight jackets had several distinguishing characteristics: two  front snap patch pockets on either side without hand warmer compartments (hands in pockets were considered unfit for a military bearing), snap-down collar, shoulder straps, knit cuffs and waistband, a single piece of leather on the back to limit stress on the garment, and either lightweight silk or cotton inner lining. In 1943 the Army canceled any further leather jacket contracts in favor of newer cloth-shell jackets like the B-10 and B-15. The jackets continued to be popular with Aircrew members for the balance of the war continuing into the Korean War.

All contracts from 1988 to 1998 were awarded to Neil Cooper USA, now U.S. Wings of Ohio.  According to FLIGHT JACKETS – HELL BENT FOR LEATHER, authored by Derek Nelson and Dave Parsons, the Air Force opted for goatskin instead of the original horsehide because it is very strong but not stiff.  Cooper found that at 3.5 skins per jacket, there weren’t enough American goats available to make 53,000 jackets.  They had to import goat skins from Nigeria, Tasmania and Pakistan.

In 1996 Neil Cooper USA was awarded a contract from the Defense Supply Center, Philadelphia (DSCP), to redesign the A2 Leather Flight Jacket to be more functional and to improve the fit. Side entry pockets were added to the patch pockets and inside wallet pockets were added. The fit was enlarged by adding extra pieces under the arms and on the sides and eliminating the neck clasp.

The modern Air Force Goatskin A-2 is authorized for wear by Air Force aircrews and space operations personnel who have completed their mission qualifications.

A Great Review of The Life of a Warrior

Sgt. Hack received this great review of The Life of a Warrior yesterday, December 2nd, 2015:

America – gloried home of the essential underdog. The annals of the history of this land are laden with those who against the odds and conventional wisdom, made something out of nothing. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Sam Walton, Ray Kroc, and Ted Turner to name a few, were such men who with a keen sense of vision, managed to overcome the complacencies and the monotonies of life. Albert Einstein once stated that, “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from the most mediocre of minds”. Sergeant David Hack was by no means mediocre.
During the Tet Offensive, elements of the 1st Infantry Division often referred to as “The Big Red One” was attacked by soldiers of the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) on January 13, 1968. All of Sgt. Hack’s men were killed in the ambush. Laying bleeding on the ground, an NVA soldier plunges a bayonet through his throat and naval cavity rendering him unconscious for a day. It was at this moment that his life could have gone either way, life or death. For whatever reasons, Heaven saw it fit that Sgt Hack gain a second, or given his impoverished rural Kentucky upbringing, a third or even fourth chance at life. A day after the attack, a LRRP element found him barely alive and medically evacuated, thus the lone sole survivor of the ambush.
The attack left him with a metal plate in his skull and mouth and a knee injury that modern medicine at the time dictated amputation. Sgt. Hack fought the doctor’s advice and after a year after tumultuous physical therapy, he walked out of the Army Hospital, and became an Army recruiter. The Vietnam War had become a national embarrassment to a generation that did not possess the patriotic fervor and dedication as that of their parents that fought in the Korean War and World War II. The job of an Army recruiter was void of all glamor as the uniform of the US Armed Services was looked down upon. But in Sgt Hack’s typical, “Where there’s a will there’s a way” approach, he somehow made it work.
The Life Of A Warrior is a brief but powerful testimony to the triumphs over trials and tribulations of former Army Sergeant David Hack. Born in to poverty, his mettle was continuously tested. From a prior service Coast Guard sailor to a tried and true battle scarred but hard Army combat veteran, Sgt Hack refused to take no for an answer and accept defeat. This text, which should be required for all high school JROTC, college ROTC, and all military academies as well as collegiate business schools, tells of the challenges and exploits of a man committed to the American alpha male personified conscious that cries never say never. After parlaying an old WWII Willys Jeep into an American flag costumed recruiting vehicle akin to Evel Kneival, he would lose it to a high ranking officer, only to purchase and “patriotize” a Corvette, thus giving military service, a sort of sex appeal. As the book details, he was able to make patriotism en vogue. This lead to his epiphany of merchandise marketing.
As the book details, everywhere that he has gone, he has left an indelible impact on any and all who encountered him, such as Ohio crime bosses angered at his disruption of numerous criminal enterprises while serving as a Hudson, Ohio police investigator after his military retirement. From a failed bar owner, homeless beach dweller in Florida, street vendor, he managed to catch the eye of Jeb Bush. Only then did his newly wed wife discover his heroic exploits in Vietnam, owing to his modesty and concealment of PTSD.
Having a knack for unconventional and unorthodox approaches to business, and life altogether for that matter, Sgt Hack rests on the “stand by your man” unconditional love of his wife and borrows $500 from her. Despite challenges and staunch antagonism, such as the spiteful efforts of an enraged mother-in-law attempting to sabotage his VA loan, Sgt Hack would transform this defining moment and throw caution to the wind. Many would perhaps question, “but why the leather jacket industry?”.
The leather jacket has always held an iconic status in American pop culture, made infinitely popular by counter culture bikers, and aviation golden age era aviators. Evel Knieval made the customized jacket popular in the 1970’s with his numerous high flying motorcycle and dare devil antics. This would be followed in the 1980’s with the arrival of Harrison Ford’s “Indiana Jones” character, and Tom Cruise’s military patch clad Naval Aviator G-2 jacket. There was clearly a market for leather jackets. Owing to his business acumen, he sought to go into the leather jacket business in a hard shell to crack business. Intent on winning and winning at all costs, years later, US Wings is a leader in the military leather jacket and military memorabilia.
Life Of A Warrior, is a great read that tells of the triumphant will of the underdog to achieve despite, class, income, educational level, and the near loss of life. Furthermore, it tells of how one man chose to stick to his guns despite the obvious signs of negative situations and people surrounding him. So much can be gained by reading such a brief, but powerful testimony of how to be successful despite adversity. An easy reader, it further tells of how so much can be obtained with so little. The key ingredients are vision, faith, and persistence. Just as the enemy NVA soldier failed to pierce his spirit, failure was not an option for Sgt Hack. This book is the ultimate, “rise from the ashes” testimony and is sure to motivate any and all who read it. More than just a book on patriotism, it also answers to business development, marketing, self help, inspiration, and spirituality. Much can be gained by reading such a powerful and dynamic text about a man who refused to lose. There’s only one way to find out how Sgt Hack was able to blunt the efforts of the crime boss who placed a contract and bounty on his head. Simply read The Life Of A Warrior. Welcome Sgt Hack !!!

  — Ignacio Pullum

 

Thank you, Ignacio

— Sarge

 

How to pass down that old leather jacket!

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How to pass down that old leather jacket!

The beauty of a leather jacket is that it gains more character as it ages. The leather has a story to tell, whether it’s the owner’s military service or the adventures he’s experienced on his journey through life. It’s a time-honored tradition to pass down a trusty old leather jacket to the next generation; and these old leather jackets are much desired since the history and character these jackets possess cannot be duplicated by any “new” leather jacket.

Unfortunately, while the jacket’s leather is often in satisfactory condition, the other non-leather components are often broken, tattered or have deteriorated beyond repair. Fortunately, US Wings’ Professional Leather Jacket Repair Services can make it possible to pass down that worn-out special jacket by replacing the zippers, linings, cuffs & waistbands; we can even replace G-1 collars and perform minor leather repairs.

Our leather jacket repair technicians have the skill & experience to repair all types of leather jackets (including bomber jackets, motorcycle jackets, and Indy jackets), and we repair all makes of leather jackets, not just our own. In fact, US Wings has been sought out by families across the United States to repair their treasured leather jackets. Established in 1986, US Wings is a veteran-owned business and is an authorized repair facility for both the US Military and the general public.

US Wings has been sought out by families across the United States to repair their treasured family heirlooms.  We can repair Historic Leather Jackets with a new zipper, lining, cuff & waistband and more.  Many different manufactured brands of Historic Leather Jackets have been repaired and brought happiness to those relatives honoring the memory of their loved one.

Established in 1986, US Wings is a veteran-owned business and is an authorized repair facility for both the US Military and the general public.

Our turnaround time for repairs is 3-4 weeks and 4-5 weeks for linings.

Professional Leather Jacket Repair Service Options:

  • Cuff Replacement – $60: Colors: Dark Brown, Medium Brown, & Black
  • Waistband Replacement – $60: Colors: Dark Brown, Medium Brown, & Black
  • Zipper Replacement – $60: Colors: Dark Brown & Black; Style: A-2 & G-1
  • G-1 Collar Replacement – $90: Color: Dark Brown
  • Lining Replacement – $90: Standard Brown/Black Lining (Note: if your jacket does not have an existing lining, there will be an additional $50 charge for adding a jacket lining)
  • Escape Map Lining Replacement – $110: Colors: Egg Shell (as seen in Avirex jackets) and Gold
  • No Lining Charge – $50 (Charged if your jacket DOES NOT have a lining)
  • Patches – $10 per patch: Please take a photo/draw a diagram of where you would like them sewn.
  • Centennial/Navy Flyer’s Creed – $69.95 (Note: Only adding this item to existing lining. If you need the lining replaced, also select Lining Replacement. Banner: approx. 17.75″ x 13″)
  • Shorten Sleeves – $70.00 (Final Sale – Please indicate, with white chalk, the desired length to be shortened.)
*Any special requests may result in additional cost. Please contact our Customer Service at (800)650-0659 for questions.

Please download our Leather Flight Jacket Repair form and send it in with your order.
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Who has the world’s largest inventory of Bomber Jackets?

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Who has the world’s largest inventory of Bomber jackets and military apparel?  US Wings!  From A-2’s, G-1’s. B-3’s. nylon Flight jackets, Field jackets and Pea Coats, US Wings has the jacket or coat for you.

Leather Selection is the first step in purchasing your Bomber jacket.  What type of leather do you prefer?  Did you know some leathers are known for their strength and toughness, while others are known for their softness?  US Wings of Hudson Ohio offers leather  flight jackets and bomber jackets in a wide variety of leather types including some exotics.  All are Grade A, the finest available.  US Wings offer you Leather Selection choices  from Kangaroo, American Bison, Horsehide, Goatskin, Lambskin, Cowhide, Vintage Cowhide, Texas Steerhide and Sheepskin.  Strength, durability, softness, lightness, casual, dressy, two season, three season are considerations to make in Leather Selection.  Modern day leather is generally shaved to obtain a smooth finish.  In doing so, the characteristics which distinguish unique leather is eliminated.  The naturalness of leather is enhanced by range marks which gives it the old European look.  As leather ages, the range marks bring out its character and give it a suppleness and richness.

US Army Air Force A2 flight jackets were originally made of horsehide, a very heavy and extremely durable material.  In 1943 The military switched to goatskin, much lighter weight but very tough.  Kangaroo and Lambskin are very light weight.  Kangaroo is extremely strong and the softer nature of Lambskin tends to scratch easily. American Bison like horsehide is heavier, with much character in its grain. The look, the use, the season, the weight and the color are factors you should consider in making your Leather Selection.

Military Field Jackets were based upon a civilian jacket suggested by Maj. General James K. Parsons.  The Military Field Jackets were designed so that they could be worn with both winter and summer uniforms as well as fatigue uniforms.  The olive drab cotton field jacket known as the OD Jacket  was adopted in June 1940.  At the beginning of WWII this was the standard jacket for all Army personnel, except those that had specialist clothing or extreme climatic conditions.

The Military parka N-3B and the N2B shorter military flight jacket can protect you from the harshest of winter conditions.  The Military parka N-3B is a 3.4 length parka (often referred to as a “snorkel” parka)and the N-2B is a waist-length  style flight jacket.  Both are designed to withstand sub-freezing weather & feature a water repellent 100% nylon shell, polyester interlining, polyfil insulation, and a pile-lined hood with faux fur trim.   Both jackets were first introduced to the USAF during the 1950’s.  Unlike the cold weather jackets of WWII (like the sheepskin B3’s) which relied on heavyweight leather & fur to provide warmth, these “jet age” nylon jackets provided warmth at a fraction of the weight and bulk.  Both the Military parka  N-3B and the N-2B flight jacket are the best kind of jackets for the worst kind weather.  Although primarily issued to Air Force personnel stationed in cold weather duty stations, the Military parka has been a favorite of college students since the 1960’s.  The Military parka is issued in sage green, but the civilian versions are available in sage green and black.

The coat of choice of the U.S. Navy for centuries, the Pea Coat is the heavy topcoat worn in cold, miserable weather. The name isn’t derived from the “Pea Soup weather” but rather from the heavy coarse twilled blue cloth it was originally created from.  The cloth was sometimes called P cloth and the garment evolved from being called a P-Jacket to later a Pea Coat.  Pea Coats have broad lapels, double breasted fronts with large buttons of either wooden, metal, or plastic buttons and slash pockets.  The standard for original Pea coats was 30 ounces, most often made of heavy Melton cloth, but today coats are made from 22 to 32 ounces.  Known for it warmth in severe weather, the Pea Coat has been worn not only by the military, but has been a staple of students wardrobes at high school and college campuses around the world.

Traditional US Navy  issue Pea Coats are dark blue, but many colors are offered by retailers.  Known not only for their warmth but for their durability, US Navy Pea Coats have been passed down through generations.

Come to US Wings.com for your widest selection!

 

Extreme Cold Weather Jackets at US Wings

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Extreme Cold Weather Jackets are available at US Wings.  Besides the huge selection of leather Flight Jackets, US Wings has a wide assortment of jackets to keep you warm in the coldest winter.  The Military parka N-3B and the N2B shorter military flight jacket can protect you from the harshest of winter conditions.  The Military parka N-3B is a 3.4 length parka (often referred to as a “snorkel” parka)and the N-2B is a waist-length  style flight jacket.  Both are designed to withstand sub-freezing weather & feature a water repellent 100% nylon shell, polyester interlining, polyfil insulation, and a pile-lined hood with faux fur trim.   Both jackets were first introduced to the USAF during the 1950’s.  Unlike the cold weather jackets of WWII (like the sheepskin B3’s) which relied on heavyweight leather & fur to provide warmth, these “jet age” nylon jackets provided warmth at a fraction of the weight and bulk.  Both the Military parka  N-3B and the N-2B flight jacket are the best kind of jackets for the worst kind weather.  Although primarily issued to Air Force personnel stationed in cold weather duty stations, the Military parka has been a favorite of college students since the 1960’s.  The Military parka is issued in sage green, but the civilian versions are available in sage green and black.

The Shipboard Jacket is a jacket issued to Navy crewmen.  The current, genuine government-issue USN Nomex, Shipboard Jacket was designed after the attack on the USS Cole in 2000.  It was designed to be a flame resistant and versatile jacket that stayed on the ship and was thus named the Shipboard Jacket.  In June 2014 it became a standard issued jacket but retained the name Shipboard Jacket.  This jacket  for civilian use is highly recommended to be kept, when not worn, in the trunk of your car for emergencies.  US Wings is a authorized US Military vendor and this jacket can be purchased for civilian or military use.  Made in the USA to US Military Purchase Description NCTRF PD 4-99C.  It is a fully lined jacket with two front inverted welt pockets with zippers.  It has two inside front patch pockets and a front zipper closure with wind-flap.  It has raglan sleeves with a recessed knit cuff and knitted waistband.  The Shipboard Jacket has a stand up collar with hanger loop and is produced in Navy Blue.  The Navy has issued this Nomex jacket as a fire resistant, cold weather,windproof alternative to the deck jacket.

What is the most popular flight jacket since the A-2?

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What is the most popular flight jacket since the A-2?

The CWU-45P is perhaps the most popular flight jacket since the WWII A-2 jacket and it’s more stylish, practical & versatile than the USAF MA-1 flight jacket that preceded it. In addition to the USAF, this jacket is also worn by the USN, USMC and the USCG.  US Wings is proud to offer an affordable USA made CWU-45P to our customers, made by an actual US Military contractor so you know it’s authentic. It’s affordable because, unlike the military-issue version, this CWU isn’t made from costly Nomex but is made from military grade flight satin nylon instead. It’s identical in every way to its military counterpart, it just lacks the flame-retardant properties of the Nomex version.

Our USA made CWU-45P features a water repellant flight satin nylon outer shell, two fully-lined front cargo pockets with velcro-closure flaps, a quilted nylon lining with polyfil insulation for warmth, a heavy-duty zipper over a storm flap, and a velcro chest plaque for attaching a military nameplate. Our supply of this outstanding jacket is limited, so get ’em while you can! Colors: sage green or black. Made in the USA.  Click here to find more Nylon Flight Jackets.

US Wings: Don’t let your Pilot leave home without it

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Don’t let your Pilot leave home without it.  The perfect Christmas gift!  The Satchel & Page Leather Briefcase  is the ideal flight bag for pilots, allowing you to carry your JEPP books, headset, maps and other flight essentials in style. But the appeal of this bag isn’t limited to pilots; any true professional can appreciate this classic & rugged handmade briefcase. It’s constructed from American steerhide leather and is finished to resemble the style of briefcases from the days of yore, but offers all the modern features of a contemporary tote, including compartments for your laptop, tablet and smartphone. Can be carried via its leather handle or sling it across your shoulder with the included detachable adjustable leather shoulder strap.

US Wings is a veteran owned business based in Hudson Ohio.  SFC David Hack, CEO of US Wings says: “Our storefront is in Hudson, Ohio, but our customer is the world!”U.S. Wings apparel creates attitude in the four corners of the earth—and in the sky.  US Wings jackets are made from the highest quality Grade “A” leather, constructed to US Military specs or better, unlike many imported “bomber jackets” which are often inferior in both construction and materials. US Wings in addition to producing jackets from Goatskin, Sheepskin and cowhide, has pioneered exclusive manufacturing of unique leathers such as Kangaroo, Bison and Horsehide. Unique Leathers are a US Wings exclusive.  Modern day leather is generally shaved to obtain a smooth finish.  In doing so, the characteristics which distinguish Unique Leathers is eliminated.  The naturalness of leather is enhanced by range marks which gives it the old European look.  As leather ages, the range marks bring out its character and give it a suppleness and richness.

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Many of our best clients wouldn’t think of cruising the stratosphere without their U.S. Wings jacket. Our client list reads like a jet-set guest list—Hollywood luminaries, international dignitaries, politicians from presidents on down, and the Who’s Who of corporate aviation. Just as important, plenty of regular Joes and Janes across the globe also slip into our rich leather jackets to meet their days head on.Speaking of cruising, fly this web site often in search of new accessories and gift ideas. And if you’re nearby, we’d love to see you at our store located at  561 E. Hines Hill Road, Hudson, Ohio 44236.

Untold Stories: Saluting Our Vietnam Veterans

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Tribune Broadcasting stations across the country will air Untold Stories: Saluting Our Vietnam Veterans, an hour-long documentary honoring the sacrifices made by our servicemen and women in our country’s most divisive war. More than 58,000 Americans lost their lives in that conflict, and those who returned home still bear the physical, emotional & psychological scars. Many of the millions of Americans who served during the Vietnam War never heard the words “Thank you for your service” — this documentary will help honor these veterans and help to give voice to their stories. For more information and for a full list of air times and dates, please visit Tribune Media’s Untold Stories: Saluting Our Vietnam Veterans page.

We encourage you to locate Vietnam veterans and their families in your area, invite them to watch this milestone commemorative event with you, and thank and honor them personally!  You (and they) will not want to miss this special presentation!

US Wings of Boston Heights Ohio has been selected to be a Commemorative Partner. for the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War.  SFC David Hack, a Vietnam Veteran founded US Wings in 1986 and has often remarked that is because of the US Army that he was able to be successful in many endeavors after he retired.  “Education, training and dedication are the foundation of the many skills I learned as a member of the US Army” said SFC David Hack.50thpartner

US Wings is a Vietnam veteran-owned business and a proud partner of the 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemoration.

Read more here!